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Islam is Obedience to God. The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means ‘submission, surrender and obedience to God’. An individual, who is Muslim or embraces Islam, must keep almighty God first and foremost in his way of life. The goal of Islam is to induce men to give up his ungodly ways and enable him to lead a totally God oriented life which would be a pathway to morally sound, structured and organized lifestyles or cultures. Muslims believe in Allah as God, the one and only God who only deserves to be worshipped. ‘Muslim’ is actually the name that Allah have given to those who adhere to his religion and he is aware of Allah’s infinite might. A true and sincere Muslim must be open minded to the magnificence of God’s creation.
Islam is not a new religion or it is not made or created by Islam’s last messenger prophet Muhammad (PBUH), but the same truth that Allah revealed through all his prophets from the very beginning of human life in this world through Adam (A) to last Proplet Muhammad (S). Islam is God’s religion and it is a code of life that is recommended by God through his messengers. In Islam, messengers are middlemen between Allah and men. Islam had been revealed through a number of messengers (Prophets) including Ibrahim (Abraham in Biblical term) Eessa (Jesus) and Moosa (Moses). Muslims believe in olden scriptures too that were relevant only until last messenger Prophet Muhammad (S) was sent to Makkah and at the same time, these scriptures had been manipulated by those who altered verses in it and the divine power on those have been vanished. More specifically, Islam is an updated version of the true religion, but others failed to update and embrace the true faith once it came and they followed older version which was altered too.
Islam is a religion as well as a complete code of life. It is a religion of peace, mercy and forgiveness. Holy Quran and Holy Hadith teach us that this life is a life of worship, because we were placed on this earth in order to worship Allah and obey his commands. According to Islamic view, life itself is a test and those who do good deeds can enjoy both here and here after world. Those who do immoral activities, injustice to others, crimes and disturbances to social life, must be brought for trial. No matter whether national or criminal law had already brought them, no matter whether they have been brought for trials by polices or courts concerned, Allah’s court would bring the final justice.
Yes, once criminal law and human rights activities close their eyes towards criminals or fail to bring justice, our logic may say that there must be some trial there no loopholes can work out. In almost all the countries, laws are nothing more than saving criminals and immoral activities. Muslims are supposed to believe that this life is a test. Good deeds will be rewarded and wrong deeds would be punished. Those who worship with believe in Allah and accordingly do not tell lies, kill others, take others properties with no permission, cheat and misbehave to others, do not backbite others, do not oppose their concerned nations, and do not indulge with immoral or criminal activities are Muslims. Muslims are those who do good things. Muslims are not those who do wrong deeds. Wrong and good deeds are known to all. Islam has zero tolerance to immoral activities that are against social life. Islam attempts to bring forth peace and harmony among human beings, regardless of cast and religion, color and national barriers. How can common senses believe that a religion that respects all human beings regardless of cast or religion or any differences becomes terrorism and war cult? For people with Islamphobia, Islam may be a war cult! For Zionists, fanatic secularists, atheists and anti-Islamists, Islam would be a war cult, because, it is the most attractive and growing religion in the world. Media was successful in picturing out Islam as war cult religion. For Islam, all human beings are respected by Allah. Holy Quran says this:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ “Indeed, We have respected (honored) the children of Adam (Human being)” (17:70)
Holy Quran never says that Allah respects only Muslims, but instead, it says that all human beings, irrespective of religion they believe in, countries they belong to, color and casts they are very often discriminated for by people, are respected and honored by Allah.
Those with Thaq-wa (fearing Allah and worshipping him accordingly) are most noblest among the people. Holy Quran says:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ "O humankind! Verily! We have created you from a male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily! the noblest among you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing. Verily! Allah is The Knower, The Aware." (49:13)
Holy Quran says that all humans are equal in the sight of Allah and that the only thing that can distinguish them in His sight is their piety and worship. Unlike other religions that claim that God entered in a covenant with a certain group of people and that this group is genetically better than all other human beings or closer to God, Islam on the other hand, teaches that no color, race, tribe, or lineage is better than any other.
Islam is obedience to Allah. It is a social movement that attempts to create peace in the world. It is a lifestyle that is of high value and prominent to other cultures. It is a complete code of life that gives solutions and remedies for all human problems.